Top Tracks: Kim Janssen – Gouldians

Born in the Netherlands, but greatly influenced by his upbringing in South-East Asia, singer/songwriter Kim Janssen has returned with a lush and likeable new single ahead of his appearance at The Great Escape Festival next month. ‘Gouldians’, taken from his forthcoming album Cousins out 12th May, is a warm and welcoming slice of indie folk perfect for fans of Ben Howard, The War On Drugs and early Bon Iver. Starting with just a simple acoustic arrangement, it soon expands into a compelling soundscape of layered dream pop synths, beguiling bass tones and an uplifting and subdued falsetto to pierce through the haze. The song paints a vivid picture of a world that promises peace of mind and unspoilt natural beauty, simply close your eyes and let it carry you away.